We were on a very short trip around the Big Island (three nights) starting in Hilo and were looking for a place to stay for one night on the West side of the Island. As we would arrive in the evening and leave in the morning, we would not have time to use any facilities offered by the many top end hotels in that area and our willingness to spend 300+ dollars for a night was close to zero.
Many other places needed 3 nights minimum stays and were no option either.
In this situation the Manago hotel fits in perfectly.
Already entering the reception area we were surprised by the charm the old hotel has; a real time travel. The kitchen and restaurant were bustling and we knew we found our place to stay for the night immediately. We stayed in the newer building in the back, mainly bc of the private ensuite and did not have a look at rooms at the older part.
The room (ground floor) showed some wear and tear here and there, but was absolutely clean and and in a lot better condition we had expected after entering the hotel. The bathroom was in good condition and clean as well.
It's very simply furnished, but everything suits the style and atmosphere of the whole place. No aircon (but a fan), but we certainly did not need it, no TV (if I recall correctly) either.
Check-out was at 11 am, what gave us time to go to Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook monument - very close from the Manago) in the morning.
Service was friendly and efficient, no reason to complain there either.
I would summarize the Manago is a perfect Motel to stay for a night or two and it totally served our purpose!
Would stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- Manago Hotel Captain Cook
- Manago Captain Cook
- Manago Hotel Hawaii/Captain Cook